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'The Daily Show' Explores Omaha's 'Interfaith' Initiative
Many of you are aware of a program known as The Daily Show. While it has gone through a series of host changes, it remains very popular among a surprisingly wide number of demographics and it provides a useful glimpse into the pop culture world. It is often quite irreverent and generally entertaining, as long as you don't take yourself too seriously, or are overly sensitive to a little humor at your own expense.
One of the correspondents of The Daily Show, Ronny Chieng, came to my city recently, Omaha, to do a piece on the Tri-Faith Initiative, a plan to house a synagogue, a church, and a mosque in the same complex, with a joint community center. He interviewed those who support the initiative as well as those who have valid concerns about it. Chieng sat down with Rabbi Aryeh Azriel, Dr. Syed Mohuidden and Pastor Eric Elnes – the leaders of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian elements of the Tri-Faith – and asked some rather surprisingly cogent questions. You know, things that only the most intelligent among us would think to ask, like "What were you thinking?"
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